Arsenal's Petr Cech admits he does not like Sunderland's home ground

Arsenal's Petr Cech applauds their fans after the match

The Arsenal goalkeeper admits he does not like visiting the Stadium of Light.

Quoted by the Chronicle, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted he does not like travelling to Sunderland’s home of the Stadium of Light.

As a Premier League stalwart, the veteran goalkeeper has visited every stadium in the Premier League at some point in his career.

Given the success he enjoyed during his time at Chelsea, it is fair to say that he has enjoyed most of those visits.

Arsenal's Petr Cech applauds their fans after the matchArsenal's Petr Cech applauds their fans after the match

The Stadium of Light has been a particularly happy hunting ground, with eight of his nine visits having resulted in wins, the latest a 4-1 success with Arsenal back at the end of October.

He, though, has admitted it is actually one of his least favourite grounds to visit as an opposition player.

“I think Sunderland is one of the places I don’t like to go,” the Chronicle quotes him saying.

“When you have a windy, dark day and the home support is always up for it, so it is a difficult place to go. I actually enjoy games like this, where it is intense and the crowd is very loud and really emotional - it makes the game spicy.”

Arsenal's Petr Cech concedes a penalty against Sunderland's Duncan WatmoreArsenal's Petr Cech concedes a penalty against Sunderland's Duncan Watmore

Cech must now turn his attention to another tough away fixture with the Gunners travelling to take on West Ham at the London Stadium this weekend.

West Ham have not beaten Arsenal at home since 2006 so the pressure is firmly on Cech and his teammates to maintain that record at the new stadium.

They certainly need to do so, with them currently three points behind league leaders Chelsea and desperate to avoid that gap growing bigger.

Arsenal's Petr Cech applauds fans after the gameArsenal's Petr Cech applauds fans after the game

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